| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Meditations From a Garden Seat by the Judy Dworin Performance Project
Nov. 1 – 3, 2012
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
www.charteroakcenter.org or (860) 249-1207
For Judy Dworin, choreographer, human rights...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Connecticut Book Festival
UConn-Greater Hartford Campus, May 21, 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days), 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford, (860) 704-2214, ctbookfestival.org; for more Karen Romano Young, go to karenromanoyoung.com
Connecticut is all booked up....
| Aug 30, 2009
1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger($14.95)
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)
4. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
5. New Moon by...
| Dec 21, 2008
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Private Patient by P.D. James (Knopf: $25.95) A murder investigation focuses on the staff from a plastic-surgery clinic. || 3 ||
|| 2. || Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam: $27.95)...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 4:32 PM
Shiver me timbers
R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 1:36 PM
CHICAGO -- Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience Friday that she would end her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air, saying "prayer and careful thought" led her to her decision.
Winfrey told the audience that she loved...
| Dec 7, 2008
Words & Ideas
Jessica Lange The actor and photographer will present and sign her new book, "50 Photographs." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 2 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Rhapsodomancy Reading Series This installment of the...
| May 28, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: Our group formed about five years ago with people living in two condo communities in the West Loop. Although some of us have moved away, it is a testament to our group that we now meet all over town as we continue to...
| Jan 2, 2010
One thing to know about your book club: We began our first meetings at the historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake; we later moved on to a couple of coffee houses. But for the past year we have been having breakfast meetings at Benedict's restaurant....
| Oct 3, 2004
The heat was making the attorney general's pants slip.
A cover band was pumping out a disturbingly loud version of ``Beware the Devil Woman'' and there was no shade whatsoever on the dusty grounds of the Elks Club in East Hartford, where the annual...